University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma - Argus Yearbook (Chickasha, OK)
- Class of 1978
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President Roy Troutt and
his wife Ruth provide excit-
ing leadership for the
Situated in the southwestern resi-
dential section of Chickasha, USAO
has an openness and attractiveness
about it that makes it a desirable
place to live and study.
Davis Hall, named in honor of the
late Dean Emeritus of Fine Arts,
Frances Dinsmore Davis, is a large,
completely air-conditioned build-
ing. It provides excellent facilities
for the Departments of Art,
Literature, Music, Languages,
Philosophy, and Communications
and Drama. The College Theater
and a separate modern lecture hall,
increase significantly the functional
value of the building.
The Student Union is a large,
three-story building that contains
the University Bookstore, the Post
Office, a snackbar, parlors, lounges,
and recreation rooms. Also available
in the Union is a cafeteria and a din-
ing room which can seat up to 600
people. This building is the focal
point of student life on the campus.
Addams Hall is the residence hall
that was named in memory of the
famous humanitarian, Jane Addams.
This male residence hall can ac-
commodate up to one hundred stu-
dents. Willa1'd Hall was named in
honor of Frances E. Willard, who
was an American educator and lec-
turer. This residence hall accommo-
dates one-hundred sixty-five female
students. Both residence halls have
been remodeled and air-conditiom
ing has been added.
Nash Library, named in honor of
former President M. A. Nash, was
completed in the spring of 1950 at a
cost of approximately S450,000.
The Nash Library is designed to be
the "academic center" of the
Loyalty seems somewhat difficult
at times and many times it may mean
an exception on your part. But in
order to he a true and faithful friend
it is necessary to do things for your
friends and be proud.
Who am I9 Where am I going?
Why? These questions deal with
one's self-concept, onels life plans,
and one's value patterns. In essence
we will deal with the self-knowledge,
goals and competencies, and value
judgements involved in self-direc-
tion. In our quest for answers, we
shall take a scientific and humanistic
approach coupled with a firm belief
in the dignity and growth potential
of the individual. We are striving
towards our goals because we feel
that it is very important to achieve,
to never allow ourselves to become
Life in a dorm room with stacks of
books can cause nights to be very
lonely. When studying gets you
down, where do you go? THE
STRIP!! Night life in Chickasha cen-
ters around its pizza parlors and
hamburger stands. On the weekends
almost everybody goes down to their
favorite eating establishment to eat
dinner, look for friends, or f'1nd
something exciting to do. Where
were you last weekend? . . . Oh,
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Busy schedules are sometimes in-
terrupted for reflections on where I
am going. I can't achieve happiness
unless I am satisfied with myself and
the work I do. If I achieve this, then
nothing else is more important.
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To all of us who wait, a special gift
in life will come to us and the
greatest of these gifts will be friend-
ship. Once this has been bestowed
upon us, nothing in life will be so im-
Nothing comes easy, especially the
act of trying to be kind and consider-
ate of people day after day. Maybe,
by working together, we will be able
to overcome this obstacle.
Sunshine reflects the happiness of
a smile on the road to a new begin-
ning of each day of our life.
The sky is the forehead of the
morning passing the sun along the
Distributing the clouds that move
above us and ride with us till
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Discipline is not only necessary for
the mind and the spirit, but it is also
required for the training of the body.
We are learning that good health
and physical fitness help us attain a
higher degree of wholeness in order
to complete our lives.
Solving the pollution, energy, and
political problems are superficial
goals if we can't learn to love
mankind and work for quality life.
The greatest danger of our future is
our disregard for others-different
cultures and values. Human life is so
beautiful, but so easily destroyed by
hatred. And it all begins with me.
How will I affect the world? Will my
life have any impact on this world?
The great USAO Mini-Olym
which were held Sunday Octob
revealed athletic abilities among
dents, faculty, and staff. The ew
includedg a sack race, tug-of
backwards race, tricycle race, a
bruisesg and Pepsi
chug-aslug was a very revealing con-
test, when 90'Z: of all the contestants
took their shirts off to ehug that Pep-
si! The backwards race captured the
attention ofthe audience, due to the
fact it was run five times. Probably
no one will ever know who the real
p Thanks to the Student Develop-
ment Center, the Mini-Olympics will
ow be held annually This event is
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hard rocks i Starring in
the leading ro1'iins a drama produc-
tion or just interacting with people
are two of the ways we can some-
times express ourselves. Many times
people find their own way of ex-
pressing themselves. 'When this is
achieved it can he said that the true
person has been
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Vickie Richey-Co-Editor Administration and Staff
Dana Clark-Co-Editor Academics
Noi Hoppe Kimmie Smith Organizations
G. G. Palmer Jeff Meadows Sports
Advisor-John Crump Student Life
Jerry Kea ti ng-Assistant
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The president is the chief officer of the
university faculty and administrative staff.
He presides at faculty meetings and
recommends to the Board of Regents pro-
motions and dismissals. These are two pri-
mary duties ofthe president, yet he still has
many more responsibilities. Furnishing
information to the Board of Regentsg
maintaining general oversight and control
of the public information program of the
universityg and defining and interpreting
certain principles, objectives and philoso-
phy concerning the campus, are a few of
Dr. Roy Troutt has served as president at
USAO for the past three years.
Even though the president has man'y
duties and responsibilities he is still able to
find time to relax, and mix with the stu-
dents. He accomplishes this by attending
most student activities.
The vice-presidents of USAO work many hours improving and philosophy and aims of the university. These men assist in the
maintaining the academic standards of the university. They also selection, orientation and evaluation, of staff, and also recom
supervise- the curriculum that is taught at USAU. This includes mend instructional staff for retention, dismissal, and assignment
constant evaluation of the curriculum in terms of the stated
Also the vice-presidents coordinate the work of several departments. They maintain general supervision over the library,
academic services, school relations, and one is responsible for student life.
Floyd Cvppedge-Vice President Academic Affairs Bill Smith-Vice President University community
Clyde Spruell-Vice President Fiscal Affairs
Kathryn Empie ,l ack Wallace
Mary Ellen Jennings John ,larboe
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The Board of Regents of USAO consist of seven members ap-
pointed by the Governor with the consent of the senate. The
members serve a seven year over-lapping term. The Board of
Regents have many duties including the employment of person-
nel, the fixing of salaries, and the assigning of duties. The Board
of Regents also deal with student life, budget administration, and
The administrative staff at USAO
aids the students in financial areas and
enrollment. This staff represents USAO
in many areas. Some of these areas are
public relations, student development,
and records and admissions.
John Crump-Director of Public Relations
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Gale Thorsen-Director of Financial Aids Mark Peterson-Director of Student Development
,lack Hudson-Director of Records and Admissions
When a student asks a question that
no one seems to have an answer for, the
professional staff can usually come up
with a solution. The people who make
up the professional staff work very
diligently in order to serve the student
the best possible way. Among the mem-
bers of the professional staff are the
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Thomas Montgomery-Chief Accountant Virginia Emhree-Alumni Director
The professional staff includes a
broad area of jobs, each having their
own special importance.
Ron Kemper-Director of Printing Service
Carolyn Windsor-Director Child Development Hal Pike-Manager Data Processing Center
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Nadine Wright-Secretary Fiscal Affairs Judy Wiley-Secretary Public Relations
Betty Lambert-Secretary Student Services
The general staff is one of the most
important staffs on campus. It is the
responsibility of these people to see that
everything on campus runs smoothly.
Among the general staff are the secre-
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Also included in the general staff are the
hall directors. The job which the hall direc-
tors fill is a very time consuming one. These
people help students with problems concern-
ing dorm living.
Sarah Elder-Secretary Data Processing
Anna Lee Hunt-Secretary Admissions
Shirley Taylor-Secretary Central Steno
Marion Gentry-Secretary Physical Plant
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Betty Holwrts-Post. Nlarh. Clerk
Tommyv llalv-Dorm Director
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Willitf Hamilton-Adams Hall Director
Priscilla Splawn-Payroll Clvrk
Marian Coulter-Accountant I
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Marjorie Moore-PBX Operator
Coella Clark-Recorder, Admission 81 Records
Toni Williams-Clerk, Bookstore
Bill Martin-lJlbf3fY Director Grace Caldwell-Circulation Clerk, Library
'l'hv lihrary at USNO is om- of thi- most
important huilclings on campus Without a
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fm' ilu- stuclc-nt to apprvciate its impor-
Betty Jean Pruitt-Secretary, Library
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The physical plant consists of the people
who work hard to keep things running
smoothly on campus. Without the efforts
of these people it would be impossible for
the campus to function properly. There
are many types of occupations which are
covered by this title and each job has its
own place. The carpenters, janitors, and
security guards are just a few of the many
people who are covered by this heading.
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Harold Talbert--Carpen teris Helper
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The art department believes that everyone has some desire and
capability to produce visual creative expressions. With this in
mind courses are offered for those who have experience in visual
expressions. Some of the courses offered are drawing studio,
ceramic studio, and jewelry studio. --.1
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Never underestimate the power of an art major! Right Hugh?
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Such a tedious job to doll' ,lames Dudding-Art lnstruction
Kent Lamar--Instructor of Art
g'Smile, youlre on Candid Campus!" Pro-
fessor Clark Bailey was interviewed for the
Candid Campus Television program.
Bailey is the Chairperson of the Art
An artist's work is never done. Right Steph?'??
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Dr. Elsie Null-Chairperson ofthe Business Department.
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The degree programs in business are an intregal part of the
total University curriculum. Flexible department guidelines per-
mit maximum freedom in course and program selection. The en-
tire offering ofthe department is designed to prepare individual
students for exciting careers in business.
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Homer Hulme--Busin ess Instructor
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USAO Business students concentrate on their studies
"I can,t even believe you said that!,'
The department of communications concerns itself with how
and why man communicates the way he does. The study of com-
munication will expose the student to the theories and principles
of human communicative behavior. Receiving a degree in com-
munication entitles a person to pursue a career in journalism,
writing, announcing, and puhlic relations.
Bill Foster-Assistant Professor of Drama
One excellent way of communication is to sit and stare a hole
through the instructor.
The drama department offers the student the opportunity
assume important decision-making roles in productions frc
designing the sets, to choreography, to directing both music al
dialogue. The department presents several productions each yer
including a touring production for surrounding communities.
"Heather, I hope you used your soft 'n dry before you came here
L'Stop and I'll kill youll"
Doesn't this class look like fun?
y-outs for "The King and I" brought much anticipation among
"Jim, if you donit get your lines memorized, we are going to be
here all nightlw
"What are you looking at, Mr. Nelson?"
Assistant Professor of
'alt ean't be that bad, can it Mr. Foster?"
Ric Baser, Alicia Terbush-Bennett, and ,lerome Adams star in the
leading roles in the play, Wllhe King and I."
wllhatis the stupidist thing live ever heardfj
Larry Nelson-Instructor of Communication
The summer production, "Our Townw, featured Jerome Adam
Marla Morris and Alicia Bennett-Terbush.
'lie department ol' efluvation is design:-cl to equip persons for
?ant'0 into, and for success in, tlie teavliing proll-ssions. Eat-Ii
lent is ffiven tht- o ortunities to rc rare for a chosen tivlml
i a soliil aeacleniim' foundation oflact and l.ll90I'yWlllITl1 will lu'
ful in liis profession or future eduvation. Tlirougli metliocls.
rses, and inmlm-penile-nt stucly, the student receives valuable ex-
ienui- in the pulmliv classroom prior to student tc-avliing.
Pauline Lambeth-Assistant Professor of Eduvation
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This proves that Education majors have more fun!
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Charles Scott-Chairperson of the Education Department
Sue Markham-Education Instructor
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Alan Todd-Assistant Professor of Education . urs ,lad I learned by ABL S!
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Dr. Stuart Meltzer-Assistant Professor
USA07s English deparment plays a very important and distinct
role in the education of students. It is the belief ofthe department
that the basis of knowledge is the ability to express and absorb
thought through the written and spoken word. Being able to com-
municate effectively in the oral and written word and to listen in-
telligently and courteously are two of the objectives of the depart-
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ment. Also, the department tries to assist the student of English
acquire skills necessary to careers related to English. French au
Spanish are the two languages taught in the foreign langua
department. The department also assists students in relati
careers to the subject matter that is taught.
many English classes there is always ample time for discussion
,ween students and the professor.
"HI! l,m one of ,lerry Holt's faithful followers."
g'I'll drink to that!',
Does Dr. DeShong really know how to captivate som eon els atten
Ingrid Shafer-Assistant English Professor
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"l thought being in college would be so muoh funl?l'
l'he home economics department helps students to identify
1 develop fundamental capabilities that will he effective in per-
lal and family livingg as well as in professions related to the
ea of home economics and consumer education. A combina-
n of liberal and professional education is included in the pro-
tm of study. The dc-partment's locus is mainly on vocational
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Mar Alice Morris-Associate Professor of Home Economics.
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"Is that what this book says?"
l didn,t know home economics could be so hardlw
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Reading and listening are two important steps in the educational
process involved in this department.
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It is believed by the faculty members of the math and sciea
department that the intelligent person cannot afford to be w
out some knowledge of math and science. It is also believed t
man's survival may depend upon his understanding of th
areas. The purpose of this department is to provide students v
knowledge of how these disciplines operate, their basic assur
tiops, their achievemjnts, and the impactzof these upon perso
living. The areas of study in the department are biology, chen
try, mathematics, and physics. Each subject area offers its o
According to the exclamation of his approximation
Charles Mather-Assistant Professor
"Mr, Liu sure confuses me alotf' MDU what HOW?
Larry McGrath-Assistant Professor Dot Giffol-d...PI-Ofessor
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Students are studious in bio-chemistry
Tsai-Sheng Liu-Assistant Professor
Homer Arms-Associate Professor
Azizi and Nemat Pour, are they future "mad'7 scientists?
Larry Suroggins-Assistant Professor
Students listen attentively in science classes.
The music department at USAO has designed its academic
offerings to impart both the music major and the general student
lgqvgledge of music and its role in the historywof man's artizen-
deavor. Due to the degree program being designed for varying
goals, students may prepare for may different occupations.
Teaching in schools, and service as church musicians are two of
the jobs for music majors. Also the music major can prepare for
advance graduate study which could lead to careers in college
teaching and professional music.
Dr. Elaine Minton-Chairperson of the Music Department.
Paul Pratt-Drummer for Pure Gold
Lydia Gatling-Instructor of Music
Horace English-Assistant Professor gf music. Charles Pierson-Assistant Professor of music
"Now Karen, it's C-D-E-F."
Randy Rice and Jay Simon get in tune for one ofthe many Pure
Cold concerts given by the group.
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D0-Re-Mim '4Wonder why he always wants me to sing bass?
So this is why the guys look forward to choir!?!
'he health and physical education department has three major
ctions. To enrich the life of every student through a study of
d health practices, the efficient use of body machinery, and to
Tinnie Tiger--Associate Professor
provide wholesome recreational pursuits are tht- three functions.
Some of the many careers available to the student of physical
education are physical therapy, Red Cross work, and teaching.
uNow l donlt want you to just jump in and drown!
Hal Weisbein-Assistant Professor
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"They say this is funfw
n Sanders-Chairperson of the health and physical education
'Tm headed for the Olympicsln
Ready, set, throw?!?
Water polo is a fun part of the swimming classes.
The social science department is concerned specifically with
society. Faculty mem bers are concerned with helping the student
as he reads, interprets, and evaluates the ideas of scholars in their
areas. Students are assured of being exposed to alternative views
regarding both past and future developments of mankind. The
faculty members consist of teachers from the fields of history,
sociology, political science, psychology, Indian studies, philoso-
phy, and anthropology. It is expected of the majors in these fi4
to be able to offer positive leadership to future generations in
justing to beneficial change and in promoting meaningful vali
The careers available for students in these fields are law enfoi
ment, social work, and museum curators. It is also possible
students to prepare for admission into law school.
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Mari Jeanne Egan-Assistant Professor of social science
Sam Evans-Chairperson of social science
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Dexier Marble-Assistant Professor of social science
Photographers sure know how to distract a student!"
Mfhis American Experience class really IS an experience!
Sally lVlcBeth-Calm-Instructor of social science
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Logic is so illogical!
A new course was offered during the Spring trimester called the
Psychology of Women. Now that's a class that could last several
We wanted a class in the psychology of man, but they said we
would finish our degree in three years, so there wasnlt time.
lfltlllil Vifilcox-Chairperson of speech and hearing therapy I didn7t know SU many parts Could be in one Small head'
The speech and hearing therapy department focuses mainly on
three main areas: speech pathology, which evaluates the speech
and language of children and adultsg education for the deaf which
is a field for the training of language and speech to hearing im-
paired and deaf individualsg and audiology which is concerned
with hearing disorders.
Mary Woods-Instructor of speech and hearing therapy
Nedra is always making g'wise" cracks in class.
Listening is an important factor in the speech and hearing
Jerome Freeman-Instructor of speech and hearing therapy
A test is just a test . . . unless of course . . .
re wish people would ask when they want to take my picturef,
Clark Bailey Advisor ofthe art club
The art club is a vital segment of the art
department. This club is designed to
further all functions of art at USAU. The
club sponsors art exhibits, shows and dem-
onstrations. Through such projects, held
by the art club, students are allowed to ex-
hibit works they have created during th
year. By holding bake sales, dinners, pic
nies, and parties students involved in at
have an opportunity to become mor
unified within the department.
Roger Stevenson-art Club president
Ken Shipley-Director of BSU
BSU Council-Janet, lVlary, Karen, Lonnie, Shelly, Gary,
Active members of BSU
The Baptist Student Union, although
funded hy the Southern Baptists, welcomes
other denominations. Activities include
noonday, which is a time for sharing and
fellowshipg Bible study, and encounter, which
deals with eurrent topics involving everyc
living. Special activities are provided wh
allow students to express themselves ir
Christian atmosphere both on and off
campus throughout the year.
They do have fun!
The Bible Chair is an organization supported by surrounding Churches of Christ. It if
place where students can come together and have fellowship with one another. While p1
viding a Christian atmosphere, opportunities to watch television, play ping-pong al
various other games are offered. Active members of the Bible Chair often take trips
many scenic sites and other campuses. We-ekly devotion als and get-togethers are held at tl
Bible Chair. The organization also hol
many parties for the students on campt
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Charles Drew--Active com munity
porter of the communication club
Larry Nelson-Advisor of the communication
The Communication Club works to hotter relationships ho-
tween students in the communication department as well as those
outside of the department. The clulm sponsors events throughout
the year to inform students about different aspects of vom-
Inunication. lt is the bt-lit-f of the members of the club that learn-
ing can also he accomplished in a sovial atmosphere as well as an
1st row l to r Gwen A. Robin H. Susan V. Melissa E. Kimberly P. Kathy P. Vicibeth M. Jean D. Karen R. Seated l
Barbara L. Pam C. 2nd row Adeyemi C. Pam R. Rhonda N. Donald H. Mitzi C. Scott D. Sue B. Linda H. Dr.
Null Teresa G. Gina B. fnot pictured,
Alpha Lambda Delta is a national society which honors high
scholastic achievement during the first year in college. lt was
founded as an honor society for freshman women at the Univer-
sity of Illinois in the spring of 1924. It became a national
organization as chapters were established. Men were first admit-
ted to membership in the fall of 1975. The purpose of the
organization is to encourage superior scholastic achievemf
among students in their first year in college, to promote
telligent living, and a continued high standard ofleaming, and
assist women and men in recognizing and developi
meaningful goals for their roles in society.
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Affiliate-tl witli statc and national associations, the Home Eco-
nomics Club sponsors social and mminunity action projects is
we-ll as a sliaring ol' lm-arming expv1'ivi1c'c-s within the club itself.
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purpose is to recognize and honor scholastic attainment and ser-
vice to USAO. Membership is limited to junior and senior stu-
F. row Dorcas O. Julie C. Kathy P. Dr. Floyd Coppedge Jack M. jack G. Sam B. Brian M. Dr.
Sherry M. Martha H. Louise G. Trina M. Sue B. Lawanna N. Dr. Dexter Marble
New initiates Kathy P. Sue B. Louise G. Julie C. Trina M.
Elsie Null S. row
Sitting l to r Marlene Pt. Gigi P. Lavetta Y. Janelle P. Sally G. fadvisorl Standing l to r Larry M. fadvisorj Portia l
Ronda K. Dolan L. William T. ,lean A. Ann S. Q
Inter Tribal Heritage Club officers
The Inter Tribal Heritage Club was formed to unite Amerie
Indians. The club helps to teach interested students about the n
tive American culture.
The Nigerian Student Association was formed in order to bet-
ter relationships between the Nigerian students and other stu-
dents on campus. The club plans many events which help stu-
dents to learn about the culture of the Nigerians.
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Kingsley A. Francis U. Sunday O. Gerald 0. Shola 0. lkechukwu N. Adeshina C. Osita U. Oliver 0.
Nigerian Student Association officers
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The PEIVIM Club is open to all Physical Education majors and
minors. The club sponsors many events in order to bring atten-
tion to the field of Physical Education.
Phi Beta Lam hda is a cluh which is for students who are i
terested in the field of business. The club helps many students
become more actively involved in husiness, and also advanc
their educational opportunities relative to husin ess.
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Being the only social cluh on campus, Phi Gamma Lambda,
tries to help plan and coordinate social events for the students at
USAO. Members of the club feel that the students need more
social events, and that their club can provide these extra needed
events for them.
B. row l to r Jay S. Sondra P. Paul P. Richard D. ,lim D. John R. ,lack G. Barry B. B. J. M. Bud C. Seated lto r Jean
D. Marla M. Shirley M. Tina D. Tersea G. Shannon D. Patty F. Kneeling Mike C.
The Political SciencefPre-Law Club was formed recently in
order to further academic discussions on political events and
issues. The club hopes to sponsor events to bring attention to po-
litical issues. One such event will be mock trials which will be
held throughout the year.
F. row l to r Diana L. Winky lVl. Vici-Beth lVl. Peggy l. Teresa T. lVl. row l to r Mark B. Darlene W. Nedra lVI. Pri!
H. Twilia C. Dr. Freeman fcluh sponsorj L. row lto r Lana B. Karen M. Trina M. Gail G. Mary lVl. Shirley B. Cir
The Speech and Hearing Club was recently formed to ful
an understanding in the field of Speech and Hearing. The cl
actively involved in promoting the department and in becor
a vital aspect of the University.
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The Student Activities Board is a cluh which plays an impor-
tant role in social life on campus. The club plans a numerous
amount of events each year in order to make life on campus more
The Student Education Association
deepens the interest of students in
teaching as a career and encourages the
careful selection and guidance of per-
sons admitted to teacher education,
promoting higher standards for the
teaching profession as a whole. This
organization is extremely instrumental
in the public awareness of education.
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The USAO Trend is known as the students newspaper. '
Trend is printed weekly and is used as a major resource in finc
out what is occurring on campus.
Advisor of Trend and Argus
Gamin Grigsby-Staff Member
Regular Staff Members
Gina Benzel-Trend Editor
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Dana Clark'-C0'Edil0f Uf Argus Vickie Richey-Co-Editor of Argus
Mark Davis-Principal Photographer Linda RuschwPrincipal Photographer
The Argus staff is very proud to have accomplished what some
would say "was impossiblelw Hard work and much dedication has
been put into publishing this year's yearbook.
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Bruce lVl. Pete B. Ed M. James P. Dolan L.
Ken lVlcCastor-MlVlost Valuable Player
Dolan LeVeen-'4lVl0st Hustlem
James Perkins--"Most Improved Playerw
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,lane Von T. Laura lVl. ,loan C. Darlene T. Shirley T. Ruthie H. Willie H.
Judy Brown-"lVlosl Valuable Playerw
Sharlene Kell-"Most Improved Playerw
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Dan Van Ess-HlVI0st Outstanding Playeri' P. T. Barnes--"Most Valuable Player"
Judy Brooks--"Most Valuable Player"
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Members of the champion team, the FFF B, meet to plan their next pl
Intramural football proved to be one of the
most exciting sports of the year. All the teams
which participated contributed much to the
sport. This year's champs were the Fabulous
Furry Freak Brothers.
The 1977-78 basketball champs were the Tennis Team.
The intramural basketball program was very
successful this year in getting students and
faculty members involved with each other.
Excitement prevailed at each game with
many fans coming out to support their
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The 1977-78 Softball Champions were the WWWB.
Softball proved to be the one sport which iz
volved more students than any of the oth
intramural sports. Several games were playa
and the tension mounted more and mon
after every game.
The bowling tournament brought
much student and faculty partiei-
pation. Many people were win-
ners, with awards being given for
high series, high score, and team
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Winners of the swim meet were the Fabulous Furry Fre
n The swim meet was an event which was both exciting and fui
Everyone who contributed to the event worked hard and had
Cheerleaders and Fans Support Teams
lferal fans came out to support their favorite team during the
lmpionship softball game.
nnie Kaus concentrates heavily on the tennis match she is
USAO Cheerleaders for 1977-78
Senators Not Pictured
Patty Farmer, Mike Palmer
The Student Association is a viable part
of the University, it is in essence, the
voice of the students. In that respect,
when the Student Association acts on
business it must act collectively and
honestly with the integrity of its mem-
bers and a clear understanding ofthe
purpose it is to achieve.
The Legislative Branch of the Student
Association is the Branch most repre-
sentative of the student body. All of its
members are elected by a majority vote
of their peers and collectively are the
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Larry Simmons-Attorney General Ron and Larry confer over a proposed budget.
The officers of the Executive Branch of the
Student Association are the administration
and are responsible for the overall perfor-
mance and efficient operation of the entire
Jack Gilbert-Secretary General
,lohn R.-President of General Assembly
Marty A.-President of Security Council
,lack G.-Secretary General
Model United Nations is a unique learning experience whi
involves high school students playing the role of internatiol
ambassadors to the United Nations. The conference is held 1
first week of Independent Study, and is a chance for USAO s
dents to get involved and learn about world political relation
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Shannon D., Robin H., Debbie H., Not pictured Vicki S., Ba
B., Patty F., Steffie M., Debbie B., Tom P., Bud C., Gina B.
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The music group, Pure Gold, was very instrumental in camp
events. The group specialized in playing contemporary rock al
country music. They held many concerts both on and offcampl
and performed well at all of them!
Every Spring the Art department sponsors an art show exhibiting
the works created by students and members of the faculty. The art
show is one way used in displaying the talents of the students at
Many people would SWEAR that 'I
King and I was the best musical prodi
tion ever portrayed at USAO! The talei
of Ric Baser and Alicia Bennett-Turbu
seemed to capture everyone's attention
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The Spring Drama production was One Flew
Over The Cuck0o,s Nest. The play allowed
for many students to get involved and show
their acting talents. The department's in-
terpretation of the play led to a very suc-
he Cuckoogs Nest
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held in the Fall, helped students a
faculty to become better acquainted. 'l
get-together was very entertaining a
allowed many people to display th
ability to spit seeds. Of course some peo
were attracted to the activity because tl
just LOVED watermelon!
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The talent show held annually consisted c
plenty of talented people and many har
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each year, and many students work lon
hard hours to come up with the best act
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The club carnival proved to be very suc-
cessful in its attempt to contribute to the
March of Dimes Association. The jail
seemed to be the hotspot ofthe night, with
many spending long hours in it. Several
clubs participated in the carnival and are
looking forward to another one next year.
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picnic was a great success! Good food and
plenty of recreation was provided, which
caused everyone to have a great time!
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,nd More Banquets.
Une reason whv bam uets were he-lcl was to
present awards to worthy students. Ihe All-
Sports banquvt and the Drama banque-t are
two vxamplos of this type.
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any clubs and organizations. Many of the dances were held an-
ially and required students to dress formally. Perhaps the most
lccessful land best remembered! dance of the year was the
alloween Dance, which many students DRESSED UP to attend!
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